A global citizen science platform
to discover, share and identify wildlife

Join Project Noah!

Creeping Tickfoil

Desmodium triflorum


Spreading prostrate herb, leaves approx 8mm. The matt of plants consisted of two types, one with rounded lime green leaflets and the other with small black 'dots' along the leaf venation. They seemed to have the same flowers. Does anyone have an idea what the black dots are?


Disturbed area. Mullock heap. James Cook University, Cairns QLD

Species ID Suggestions

Sign in to suggest organism ID

1 Comment

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 5 years ago

Interesting black things. They seem 'arranged' like slime mold fruiting bodies or insect eggs but also seem to have 'grown' from small to bigger so neither of those. I suppose fungi aren't likely on that type of plant. No idea !

Andrea Lim
Spotted by
Andrea Lim

Cairns, Queensland, Australia

Lat: -16.82, Long: 145.68

Spotted on Apr 20, 2013
Submitted on May 5, 2013

Related Spottings

Sweetheart Greater Clover-leaved Desmodium Greater Clover-leaved Desmodium Greater Clover-leaved Desmodium

Nearby Spottings

Yellow Hairy Flower Wasp Willie Wagtail Native Gooseberry Dragonfly nymph